If you need immediate help or advice

Emergency / Police 24HR call 000. For crisis support contact Safe Steps 24HR call 1800 015 188.

Get tested if you've got symptoms

Fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat? To find out where to get tested got to vic.gov.au/CORONAVIRUS

Family violence may escalate in crisis

Past evidence shows that family violence may escalates in times of stress and crisis

Crisis accomodation and support

We offer secure accommodation, safety planning, intensive case management and emotional support

Outreach in the wider community

We provide support services to assist women and children in their own accommodation in the community

Recovery and educational programs

We provide programs that help clients make informed choices and strategies for a safer future


Will purchase a pair of WARM PYJAMAS for a child when they arrive at late at night at the refuge


Will purchase a SCHOOL PACK including backpack, lunchbox and drink bottle for a child starting at a new school


Will purchase a WELCOME CLEANING PACK high level cleaning products to maintain a hygienic environment


Will purchase a WELCOME KITCHEN PACK which provides clients new kitchen items for their own use and avoid sharing


Will enable a Kara House support worker to receive ongoing SPECIALISED CHILDREN'S TRAINING


Will allow us to carry out vital REFURBISHMENTS to the Kara House refuge

GiveNow Donation Mum and child
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DR ILSA EVANS writes about the traumatic effects of 2020

For women it will continue to reverberate for women for years to come.

Homelessness for women
Latest news

Family violence is the biggest driver of homelessness

Dulux Group Volunteers

Thanks to DULUX our clients have a great place to stay

Industry news

Grace fought for the right to speak out


Newsletter July 2020

Annual reports

Annual Report 2019-20